HATAY, Turkey

Police in southern Turkey arrested a wanted Al-Qaeda terrorist, local officials announced Friday.

Taner Kusioglu was arrested by anti-terror police in an operation in the Hatay province on Thursday, the governor’s office said in a statement, adding that the operation had taken place in the district of Antakya.

Kusioglu was on the gray category of the Interior Ministry’s wanted terrorists list with up to a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras ($68,000).

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and gray.

* Writing by Seda Sevencan

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